A PostmodernAuthorJacques Derrida(1930-2004)
By Bolognese Lis and Caggiano, Aurorina
He was born in Algeria, July 15 in 1930
He is the founder of DECONSTRUCTION .
He best known work is Of Gramatology
Derrida is arguably the most best known philosopher of contemporary times.
- About his life
Derrida began the school in 1942.
He started to think about philosophy.
He married Marguerite Aucounturier in 1964 , in Boston.
What does deconstruction mean?
- He taught soldier´s children of the military service, in the War of Independence.
He also taught philosophy at different Universities.
In 2002 he made a documentary about himself.
In 2003 Derrida was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
In 2004 he died in a Parisian Hospital.
- Deconstruction is the name given to an approach.
It is not purely negative.
It exposes the various binary oppositions that undergird our dominat ways of thinking.
Deconstruction wants to show that in a text you can find different meaning and ways of interpretate it.
- Deconstruction has had an enormous influence in many fields (pschology, litarary, cultural studies, linguistics, feminism, sociology and anthropology)
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